Above and Beyond brings flight to life at Questacon

People playing with a flight simulation machine.

Today, Questacon announced a new blockbuster exhibition set to open next month: Above and Beyond— an international aviation and aerospace exhibition— presented by Boeing and developed in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Opening on Saturday 25 March, Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multisensory flight exhibition celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, Above and Beyond will take visitors faster, further and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“Questacon’s purpose is to engage and motivate through inspirational learning experiences. Australia’s future as a knowledge economy depends on emerging generations being engaged with foundation skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).”

“Through the use of immersive simulations, augmented reality and a range of interactive design challenges, Above and Beyond will excite the next generation of global aviation and aerospace innovators,” said Professor Durant.

Explored through five key themes that define flight and space travel – “Up, Faster, Higher, Further, and Smarter” – Above and Beyond is a hands-on journey that engages visitors of all ages and interests with both the innovation and science behind flight.

“Boeing’s mission – to connect, protect, explore and inspire – is wonderfully represented in the Above and Beyond exhibition,” said Maureen Dougherty, president of Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. “Hosting Above and Beyond in Australia during our 90th year of operations here is especially exciting for our 3000-plus employees across the Commonwealth.”

Visitors to Questacon will have the opportunity to design and test-fly their own supersonic jet, pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury or soar to orbit for a spectacular 360-degree view of Earth.

Above and Beyond, supported by Media Partner Nine Canberra, will be showcased for the first time in Australia at Questacon. The exhibition opens on Saturday 25 March and closes on 23 July 2017.

Above and Beyond makes one thing very clear; the sky was never the limit.